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Sherd: C.508-1991

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Potter: Unknown

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Description

Earthenware fragment, incised through a cream slip under a yellow glaze and enhanced with areas of brown pigment

Wheel-thrown earthenware bowl fragment with a red body tone, incised through a cream slip under a yellow glaze and enhanced with areas of brown pigment
Shape: base, part of foot ring and part of lower body of a vessel
Interior: a cup blazon incised into a cream slip over a ground coloured with a thin layer of brown pigment, bounded above and below by horizontal bands of cream slip
Exterior: yellow glaze over a thin layer of cream slip allowing the dark body colour to show through, the underside of the foot ring also slipped and glazed, otherwise undecorated

Notes

History note: Henry Scipio Reitlinger (d. 1950); Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead

Legal notes

H. S. Reitlinger Bequest 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 4 cm
Weight: 161 g
Width: 10 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Egypt ⪼ Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

13th Century, Late-14th Century
Circa 1250 CE - Circa 1399 CE

School or Style

Mamluk

Components of the work

Interior composed of pigment ( brown) slip ( cream) glaze ( yellow)
Exterior Body composed of slip ( cream) glaze ( yellow)
Foot Ring Diameter 7 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Wheel-thrown earthenware bowl fragment with a red body tone, incised through a cream slip under a yellow glaze and enhanced with areas of brown pigment

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.508-1991
Primary reference Number: 75339
Packing number: ISCER 627
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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